Skip to main content

Eternal Flame: Jason Dohring Heads to "Moonlight"

In one of the strangest casting twists ever, Veronica Mars' Jason Dohring has joined the cast of the rapidly repopulated vampire drama Moonlight.

The news comes on the heels of yesterday's announcement that Sophia Myles (Doctor Who) would take over for Shannon Lucio in the retooled CBS drama, from studio Warner Bros Television and production company Silver Pictures, which--not coincidentally--produced Veronica Mars as well.

Dohring will co-star as ancient vampire Josef, who is a confidante of the main character, a vampire/private investigator played by Alex O'Loughlin. Dohring replaces sexagenarian Rade Serbedzija, who appeared in the pilot presentation.

Since then, Josef's character has been re-envisioned as a significantly younger, roguish hedge-fund trader.

I'm not sure quite what to make of this recasting though Dohring does deserve a plum post-Veronica Mars gig. Thoughts?


Anonymous said…
I am not sure if casting Jason Dohring on Moonlight is enough to make me want to watch the show. Now if you also added Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas then I might need to reconsider...
The CineManiac said…
Greenwalt, Myles, and Dohring?!?! Now I have to tune in for at least the first episode!
Any chance Greenwalt could just have the pilot start with the Main character and his friends in an alley about to face down a huge gaggle of monsters (Monster come in gaggles don't you know) complete with a dragon?
Just sayin'
Vance said…
coryb said it right. I love me some Dohring but Moonlight just looks BAD... Oh well. watch me eat my words in the fall... of course. if it IS good, it is also CBS so they will probably cancel it anyways.
Anonymous said…
I'm a big fan of Jason Dohring but I just don't see this show going anywhere. It's never a good sign when so many huge changes are being made. And I still can't get over the fact that it feels like an "Angel" rip off.
Carrie said…
Jason Dohring as a vampire? Holy moly. I'm pretty sure my vampire-loving brain just exploded. I am in the minority that was looking forward to this show already, and this just adds to my anticipation.

I know the presentation wasn't spectacular but they have been making some really solid creative choices since then, and I'm anxious to see how that all plays out onscreen. Remember, Brothers & Sisters made significant changes last year and all of them were for the better, so I am holding out hope that this is going to be a similar situation.

Anyone have word on if they are recasting Amber Valetta? I hope not, I quite like her.
Anonymous said…
what coryb said.
Jace Lacob said…
UPDATE: Shannyn Sossamon will play seductive vampire Coraline, replacing Amber Valetta, who played the role in the original pilot presentation.

Popular posts from this blog

Katie Lee Packs Her Knives: Breaking News from Bravo's "Top Chef"

The android has left the building. Or the test kitchen, anyway. Top Chef 's robotic host Katie Lee Joel, the veritable "Uptown Girl" herself (pictured at left), will NOT be sticking around for a second course of Bravo's hit culinary competition. According to a well-placed insider, Joel will "not be returning" to the show. No reason for her departure was cited. Unfortunately, the perfect replacement for Joel, Top Chef judge and professional chef Tom Colicchio, will not be taking over as the reality series' host (damn!). Instead, the show's producers are currently scouring to find a replacement for Joel. Top Chef 's second season was announced by Bravo last month, but no return date has been set for the series' ten-episode sophomore season. Stay tuned as this story develops. UPDATE (6/27): Bravo has now confirmed the above story .

Have a Burning Question for Team Darlton, Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, or Michael Emerson?

Lost fans: you don't have to make your way to the island via Ajira Airways in order to ask a question of the creative team or the series' stars. Televisionary is taking questions from fans to put to Lost 's executive producers/showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse and stars Matthew Fox ("Jack Shephard"), Evangeline Lilly ("Kate Austen"), and Michael Emerson ("Benjamin Linus") for a series of on-camera interviews taking place this weekend. If you have a specific question for any of the above producers or actors from Lost , please leave it in the comments section below . I'll be accepting questions until midnight PT tonight and, while I can't promise I'll be able to ask any specific inquiry due to the brevity of these on-camera interviews, I am looking for some insightful and thought-provoking questions to add to the mix. So who knows: your burning question might get asked after all.

BBC Culture: Matthew Weiner: Mad Men’s creator on its final episodes

The creative force behind the period drama talks about where his characters are as his show begins its final episodes. “We left off with everyone’s material needs being met in an extreme way,” says Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner of where we last saw the characters on his critically acclaimed period drama when the show went on hiatus 10 months ago. “Then the issue is, what else is there?” That is the central question with the return to US TV of the AMC hit, one demanding to be answered by both the show’s characters, and its creator whose success is the envy of the television industry. Mad Men has been a defining part of Weiner’s life for the last 15 years. He wrote the pilot script on spec while he was a staff writer on CBS’ Ted Danson sitcom Becker in 1999, using it to land a writing gig on HBO’s The Sopranos in 2002. It would take another five years, filled with multiple rejections, before the first episode of Mad Men would make it on the air. Someone with less determination or vision